Nine Atlanta Braves pitchers combined for a Spring Training 10-inning no-hitter against the Houston Astros, four year ago today.
The St. Louis Browns threw an 8 1/2-inning Spring Training no-hitter against the Boston Braves but lost, 72 years ago today.
Future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro closed out a leap-day no-hitter against the University of Miami, 55 years ago.
Happy birthday to four no-no pitchers: Justin Verlander, who threw two no-nos for the Detroit Tigers, Clyde Wright, who threw one for the California Angels, Jim Wilson, who tossed one for the Milwaukee Braves, and Dave Davenport, who threw one for the St. Louis Terriers of the Federal League.
Today would be the 73rd birthday of Don Wilson, who threw no-hitters for the Houston Astros in 1967 and 1969. The right-handed flamethrower, who pitched one game in 1966, was a mainstay of the Houston rotation from 1967 to 1974, winning 104 games. He died of accidental asphyxiation in his home on Jan. 5, 1975…
“Salida Tom” Hughes, who threw a 1916 no-hitter for the Boston Braves and lost another one in extras for the 1910 New York Highlanders, was born 135 years ago today.